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The Psychology of Cancer and Appearance

Based on the number of expressions that pop up in cultures all around the world that link our faces to our sense of worth and our standing in our communities, you’d think we’d have a full understanding of the profound effect a healthy face can have on our psychological and emotional well-being. *Warning, this post contains images of wounds related to cancer.*

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    The Psychology of Cancer and Appearance

    April 19, 2018

    Based on the number of expressions that pop up in cultures all around the world that link our faces to our sense of worth and our standing in our communities, you’d think we’d have a full understanding of the profound effect a healthy face can have on our psychological and emotional well-being. *Warning, this post contains images of wounds related to cancer.*

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    A Patient’s Courageous Decision Saves His Life

    April 18, 2018

    “It was a 10+ year ordeal.” That’s how 59-year old Tom Giangiulio described his sometimes ups – and often downs – of battling heart disease. Despite taking heart medications for many years and undergoing open heart surgery, Tom’s heart continued to get worse.

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    World Immunization Week 2018

    April 16, 2018

    Vaccines are widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Ahead of this year’s World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – we’re reviewing some of the most important vaccine breakthroughs in recent history, as well as a looking to the future of vaccine development for diseases like HIV/AIDS, Zika, and Herpes.

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    Speaking the Language of Medicine

    April 12, 2018

    Nearly 37,000 Amish live in the Lancaster County area, most of whom are fluent in Pennsylvania German, popularly known as Pennsylvania Dutch. While they also speak fluent English, these residents are critical to the culture and history of the region, and when they need medical attention, it’s vital that Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is able to support them.

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    Running with Heart: How the Body Handles a Marathon

    April 11, 2018

    As thousands of runners prepare for the Boston Marathon, what lessons can be learned from the quest to break 2 hours in the distance?

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